Terribly real in a false world.

Artist: Loui Jover

Artist: Loui Jover

“You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much [bittersweet] pain.” ~ Emilie Autumn

We create and use our gifts to follow our heart’s passion and joy. May we shed light on injustice and highlight the poetic nature of a faded leaf.

My eyes hear and my ears see with every flicker of sunlight through a grayish cloudy day. I am art in word, sculpture in wind and pottery created in a sunrise of the sea. The Sahara Desert fills my toes and the Gulf Stream filters through my eyelashes.

I’m not ‘normal’ and I don’t want to be.

I listen to the wind and find the song of the Milky Way; I sanction the elixir of life and death an inverse spin of transparency. I will find the quiet in decay and hope in the pause and love in the raised branches of trees.

I sigh and let go into the spaciousness of an ever evolving humanity. I rest in a cushion of safety knowing there’s so much more to learn; it’s an alchemy of what we were, transformed into what we are now.

It is the gift of being.

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About Carolyn Riker

A creative explorer using the magic of imagination, surfing the sea of understanding and finding bridges to connect it all.
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4 Responses to Terribly real in a false world.

  1. “May we shed light on injustice and highlight the poetic nature of a faded leaf.” I love this line Carolyn. We must all shine our light, wherever, whenever we can. Poetry surrounds us. Thank you for your not “normal”. 💕

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  2. Dara Reidyr says:

    This is such truth. May we never be”normal” and always speak the truth. Wonderfully written, as is all your work.

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